Each year Weston Museum plays host to a number of events which provide opportunities for both enthusiasts and families to enjoy a great day out.

Dec
17
Sun
A Victorian Christmas Celebration @ Weston Museum
Dec 17 @ 10:00 – 17:00

At Weston Museum, we have a strong Victorian heritage and the Victorians knew how to do Christmas. With a big tree, traditional decorations, the sound of carols and the smell of something mulled in the air! If you would like something a bit different from the hectic, modern side of the festive season, then come and join us for a Victorian Christmas experience!

See Father Christmas!

Father Christmas will be making a special appearance to reward children who take part in our special Christmas trail with a gift from under our big tree. Father Christmas will be joining his elves on the trails that start at 11am and then at 3pm. Spaces for this are limited, so we advise booking in advance. You can book and pay for a space by either popping in to the museum or by phoning our main number (01934 621028) from Monday 13th November. The cost of £2.50 per child includes both the trail activity and the special gift from Father Christmas at the end.

Make some Christmas crafts

We will also have family friendly Christmas crafts in our Learning Space for children to make their own Christmas cards and tree decorations. There will be different crafts for both younger and slightly older children. We will also be joined by the lovely duo from Rainbow Sands again, so children can make some Christmas themed sand art. The craft activities do not need to be pre-booked, you can drop in between 11am and 3pm. Set prices apply for some crafts, whereas others are for a donation.

Enjoy some festive food and buy some gorgeous gifts

The cafe will have a special Christmas menu throughout December and our shop will feature a wide range of gifts for you to find something quirky and different from the rest of the high street.

 

Can’t make these dates? Maybe you could pop along to our special evening opening on Friday 15th December, when we will have carols and special one-off offers in our shop! Head back to the ‘What’s On’ calendar for more details.

 

Christmas wreath

Mar
1
Thu
World Book Day – Pirate Party! @ Weston Museum
Mar 1 @ 10:00 – 17:00
World Book Day - Pirate Party! @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

As part of Weston-super-Mare’s new Literary Festival, the museum will be hosting a Pirate Party!

Bring your kids in to take part in pirate themed activities and sessions, from crafts to storytelling and the chance to win a prize for the best costume. Timings for activities and details of how to book on to the free activity sessions will be released closer to the date.

We will have a competition to find the best World Book Day costume, so bring your children in after school to show off their outfits and have their picture taken. The pictures will go up on our social media and we will then pick a few favourites for everyone to vote on. The winner and two runners up will win museum goodie bag prizes!

Mar
15
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Mar 15 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

Mar
31
Sat
Lego Workshops – Pirates! @ Weston Museum
Mar 31 @ 10:30 – 16:00

2 lego pirates

Come along to a family friendly lego workshop, led by the team from Gincandescence, who are brilliant with lego building. Get inspired by our temporary exhibition focussing on beards and tattoos and create your own pirate scene; with ships, desert islands, buried treasure or even parrots!

Workshops last for one hour at timed slots throughout the day (on both Saturday and Sunday); tickets should be bought in advance, as numbers are limited. You can do this from Saturday 27th January onwards by popping in to our museum reception or by giving us a call (you can pay by card over the phone).
Ticket costs are £3 per child, £5 for 2 children together.

As per lego advice, we are accepting children of age 4 and up (children aged just under 4 can attend too, but only if the parent or carer stays with them to supervise closely. Children under 3 will unfortunately not be able to take part on this occasion). Please be aware that adults will need to stay within earshot/sight of children, but are free to enjoy the café by sitting at one of the tables just next to the Learning Space (enjoy a peaceful cuppa whilst your children enjoy some lego building!).

Available slot times –
11:30 – 12:30
1-2
2-3
3-4

 

Apr
1
Sun
Lego Workshops – Pirates! @ Weston Museum
Apr 1 @ 10:30 – 16:00

2 lego pirates

Come along to a family friendly lego workshop, led by the team from Gincandescence, who are brilliant with lego building. Get inspired by our temporary exhibition focussing on beards and tattoos and create your own pirate scene; with ships, desert islands, buried treasure or even parrots!

Workshops last for one hour at timed slots throughout the day (on both Saturday and Sunday); tickets should be bought in advance, as numbers are limited. You can do this from Saturday 27th January onwards by popping in to our museum reception or by giving us a call (you can pay by card over the phone).
Ticket costs are £3 per child, £5 for 2 children together.

As per lego advice, we are accepting children of age 4 and up (children aged just under 4 can attend too, but only if the parent or carer stays with them to supervise closely. Children under 3 will unfortunately not be able to take part on this occasion). Please be aware that adults will need to stay within earshot/sight of children, but are free to enjoy the café by sitting at one of the tables just next to the Learning Space (enjoy a peaceful cuppa whilst your children enjoy some lego building!).

Available slot times –
11:30 – 12:30
1-2
2-3
3-4

 

Apr
12
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

May
10
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
May 10 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

May
26
Sat
‘That’s The Way To Do It; Punch and Judy Through The Ages’ – Exhibition @ Weston Museum
May 26 @ 10:00 – Sep 16 @ 17:00
'That's The Way To Do It; Punch and Judy Through The Ages' - Exhibition @ Weston Museum | England | United Kingdom

That’s The Way To Do It: Punch and Judy Through The Ages is a new family friendly touring exhibition created in association with The Fedora Group. It tells the story of Punch and Judy, our nation’s most celebrated puppets, and their development over time.

The exhibition will evoke nostalgic memories of seaside holidays and reveal the stories of local Punch and Judy Professors, whilst exploring the meaning and relevance of Punch and Judy in the twentieth century.

The exhibition is free to enter, but visitors are encouraged to help support the museum through making a donation in one of the stands around the museum. The exhibition will be open during standard museum opening times of 10-5 Monday to Sunday.

Jun
7
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Jun 7 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.

Jul
5
Thu
Explorers Toddler Group @ Weston Museum
Jul 5 @ 10:30 – 11:30

YMCA toddler group posterBring your little explorers along to a friendly session at Weston Museum run by the lovely team from the YMCA. Take part in themed craft and sensory activities, which you can follow up by exploring the museum and its family friendly displays, as well as enjoying a bite to eat in the cafe.

£2 per family. Pay on the day, no booking needed. Please be sure to arrive nice and promptly between museum opening at 10am and session start time of 10.30am to get settled in.